Work is extremely stressful right now. We are behind schedule and overloaded, and I don’t foresee this changing. I’ll be taking a week off work (thank god) to get married and have a few days with T on our mini-moon next month and I should be able to catch a break. They are trying to bring someone else on board to help out with some of this work, but the time frame is TBD.
I also am probably going to need to take a day (or two?) unpaid this year, one being the wedding week. Ten vacation days a year is just not enough. My previous job had 15 and I’ve had a really hard time accepting the downward adjustment. Don’t you get a bonus vacation day for getting married? No? Not in this economy at least.
I’m getting married. Soon! Almost everything is “done” but I still need to make a hair appointment and figure out where I can get my dress steam pressed. Oh, and get a marriage license and figure out what else I need to do to have my name changed. I think that is almost it. Almost. There’s more. Little things.
Most of my dad’s side of the family is going to be (unexpectedly) unable to come, which is frustrating as they were the main reason we decided to have a slightly bigger wedding. Now it is going to be really REALLY small. I’m probably out a flower girl too. My sister is volunteering my 16 month old niece. She just learned how to walk in the past couple months so she’s not the best candidate — but she can wear a white dress and look pretty I guess. We’ll make something work. [On the bright side, we don’t have to pay for no-shows or anything ridiculous like that.]
The reason they will have to cancel because my aunt is (still) really really sick, and several of her siblings are using their vacation time/money to go be with her, thus have none left for my wedding, which is fast approaching. She might not even be out of the hospital by then. We just don’t know. This is pretty much the most legitimate reason I have ever heard, and I’m really worried about my aunt.
I guess I thought she’d be on the upswing by now, but she’s just not. It has been about a week and a half that she’s been in the hospital on a ventilator. Her daughters are roughly my age (a bit younger) and I just want to hug them. But there is nothing I can do. My parents are flying out to Florida today to visit her in the hospital.
Sometimes, I just want to cry, you know?